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Address: 615 South Dr, Natchitoches, LA 71457-3056
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Unlike others we've read, we enjoyed the "small" aquarium and the great trees outside. Unfortunately, the hatchery itself was closed to the public.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 March 2012
Dallas, TX
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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

This is a small place, but is very interesting. It has a small series of aquariums that have various fishes and explains the purpose of the hatchery. We also looked at the various hatchery ponds and were given a brief guide by one of the volunteers. It's very low key but interesting and worth 30 minutes of your time. Best... More 

Thank DennisBTR
Livingston, Texas
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18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

We thought we would see more of the facility, but the little visitor area with several aquariums is all that is open. Take a few minutes to look at the fish.

Thank pwstin
Bernice, Louisiana
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

This place was fun for the kids but not as awesome as I had hoped. The sharks are small and parking is expensive! Doesn't compare to the Audobon zoo.

Thank Natalie R
Willis, Texas
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2016

At this time of year we had the place to ourselves. We enjoyed seeing at reading about the different species of fish. Kids of all ages should enjoy this attraction.

Thank jbryantroberts
Texas Gulf Coast, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

I have been coming here for years but lately there are more exhibits in the tanks than fish. I love that the kids have a place in natchitoches to go but wish they would have more to look at.

Thank Kabuki81
Anamosa, Iowa
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117 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2013

According to the hours this was supposed to be open, but it was closed up on Friday afternoon. It wasn't a far drive, so not a big deal. I would suggest calling ahead. Happy travels!

2 Thank MikeandCarrie
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47 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2013

Go kill some time, look at fishes. Sure it's small, but it's free. And since it's small, it won't take much of your time. Go on, go look at the fishes for free - you know you want to! (PS - You can leave a donation in the box - I bet they'd be glad for it!)

4 Thank GiveMeEat
Dallas, TX
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167 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2012

Unlike others we've read, we enjoyed the "small" aquarium and the great trees outside. Unfortunately, the hatchery itself was closed to the public.

4 Thank Lalo_de_Mexico
Louisville, Kentucky
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2012

The inside aquarium was pretty neat, also rather small. The fish ponds outside were dried up due to prolonged drought. If you were driving by with kids, Id stop to let everybody stretch their legs and use the bathroom, just not sure Id go out of my way to check it out. If youre nearby and have any interest in... More 

2 Thank john h
Natchitoches, Louisiana
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94 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2011

I'm a sucker for aquariums, I really like them and the calm of watching pretty fish swim around. When I visited this aquarium, the fish hatchery wasn't open for tours, I guess that it is open seasonally, and with special hours to ensure someone is there to watch over and explain the ponds and process. The aquarium is in a... More 

6 Thank DanStac

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